Michelle Z Walker

Content & Production Specialist

Michelle was born and raised in sunny Florida. Before joining the WFIT team, she spent time living and working nomadically in remote locations across the country. She has zigzagged the U.S. traveling out to the redwood forests of California, over to the tip of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and many places in-between.

Eventually Michelle found her way back to Florida. She wandered into WFIT one fateful day, beginning her career at the station as a volunteer. She was thrilled to join the staff in early 2011. During this time, she began producing WFIT’s International Student Spotlight, an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating college campus diversity. Working with the students on this series has provided Michelle with glimpses into cultures of such far flung places as Ethiopia, Brazil, India, China, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad. Her work on this series earned WFIT a 2011 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award in audiovisual communication.

Another highlight of Michelle’s career at WFIT was her coverage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. She hiked along with expedition members at different points throughout their journey, back country camping and experiencing wild Florida.

Michelle has fallen in love with the creative storytelling process and looks for any opportunity to evolve as a reporter/producer. In 2012 she was selected among ten other up-and-coming public radio reporters to participate in Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) reporter training at WHYY in Philadelphia. She also regularly participates in NPR training webinars.

Michelle has a passion for traveling and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.

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Environment and Science
12:51 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition At Archbold Biological Station

WFIT has been following the ongoing Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition on an outdoor adventure through the sunshine state. This team of conservationists is showcasing some of the state's unique landscapes while stressing the need for contiguity of wild and pastoral places. 

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
7:00 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Signs Of Panthers On The Trail

Panther and cub

WFIT has been following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition through the southern portion of the journey. Now the expedition is approaching Central Florida, and crossing through what crew member Carlton Ward Jr. calls, "An area of statewide and national concern."

Keeping the connection between South and North Florida is vital to the Florida panther, as these large carnivores need travel routes to find food and mates.

Inside Florida Tech
11:12 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Have No Fear, It's Time For Folly! With Inside Florida Tech

Foosaner Art Museum’s dark and imaginary current exhibit, Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castello, is rousing delight for Melbourne’s art lovers.

In this edition of Inside Florida Tech, host Wes Sumner speaks with FIT’s Director of University Museums, Carla Funk, about two thrilling events that accompany this exhibit.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
11:59 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Biologist Weighs In On Problematic Pythons In The Everglades

WFIT is following the 1000-mile Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which runs until Earth Day.

In this special segment, Carson Cooper of sister station WUSF talks with one expedition member about the invasive exotic that’s been causing native animal populations to plummet in South Florida.

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Station Announcements
3:03 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Construction Site Readied For WFIT’s New Building

View of construction site from University Blvd.

Great news: WFIT’s new studio construction has finally begun.

“The WFIT staff is very excited about the beginning of construction on the brand new 5000 square foot facility. WFIT’s new home will house six broadcast studios, including a performance studio. We appreciate all the support and donations of those who have helped make this possible,” says WFIT General Manager Terri Wright.

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